TV Series | | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes.
While the movie originally set primarily in what used to be New York City, the television show is set in a futuristic California after a nuclear war.
These humans are dangerous, don't you understand that? They think that they're as good as we are!
In many of the interior close-up shots, the actors' own teeth are visible behind the teeth of their ape masks.
In 1981, selected episodes were re-edited into five made for TV movies: Back to the Planet of the Apes (1981) Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes (1981) Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (1981) Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Planet of the Apes (1981) Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1981). One episode, "The Liberator," was not aired during the original network run, but was aired in the UK and made its US debut in the 1990s.